993.600.1: Ethyl Chloride Dispensing Tube, 1902-1951

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993.600.1: Ethyl Chloride Dispensing Tube.
Image No. 3653 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Hand held cylinder with valve, screw stopper and bulbous glass nozzle outlet; that holds and allows the administering of the Gebauer's Ethyl Chloride. 'GEBAUER'S ETHYL-CHLORIDE C.P. THE GEBAUER CHEM.CO.CLEVELAND' is stamped into the cylinder's surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.600.1
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: 1902-1951

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 15 cm
  • Width: 4.4 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • glass,
  • metal,
  • plating,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Gebauer Chemical Co.
  • Patent Date: 1902-10-30
  • History of Use: Gebauer's Ethyl Chloride is a vapocoolant (skin refrigerant), used as a local anaesthetic. Intended for topical application to control pain associated with injections, minor surgical procedures (such as lancing boils, incisions and drainage of small abscesses).